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Clay County - Powered by Jackson Energy

115 Jackson Energy Lane
McKee, KY 40447
P: +1 606-864-2363

Why Clay County?


Discover the backcountry of Clay County, the Gateway to the Elk & Redbud Capitals of Kentucky and the Land of Swinging Bridges!


Camp, hike, bike or ride. Learn about our rich Appalachian history and culture. Picnic and play at our parks, golf at Big Hickory Golf Course, view abundant wildlife and weathered barns on scenic country drives, navigate miles of ATV trails. Step back in time with our historic towns and old swinging bridges.


Come explore the beautiful Appalachian Mountains, Daniel Boone National Forest and the Bert T. Combs Lake & Recreational Park. Here in Clay County we have more than five parks for you to enjoy and take advantage of our lakes, trails, swimming pools, campgrounds, etc.


Stay for a day, maybe two and take home a memory that will last a lifetime.

Data Name Value Percent
Total Population 21,160  
Median Age 39.0  
Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 1,578 10.59%
High School Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 9,485 63.67%
Civilian Labor Force 6,503 37.91%
Median Household Income $22,174  
Major airports within area + 100 mile radius Blue Grass
Regional airports within area + 100 mile radius None
General aviation airports within area + 50 mile radius
Airport Name
Julian Carroll
London-Corbin Arpt-Magee Field
Middlesboro-Bell County
Tucker-Guthrie Memorial
Wendell H Ford
Williamsburg-Whitley County